The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Detroit

Steve Hill

You have no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Detroit. Modify your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to choose the perfect louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your Detroit shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Detroit

For our premium shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Detroit won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Detroit may suggest tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you reduce the appeal of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see through when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Detroit homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Detroit shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t crowd or appear awkward in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Detroit wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, stand outl. They also allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Ultimately, you decide which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Detroit by calling 248-429-9294 or filling out the form below.